Batgirl

Batgirl

Batgirl, not to be confused with Batwoman, is the name of several fictional super-heroines appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics - depicted as female counterparts to the superhero, Batman.  The character debuted in Detective Comics #359 (January 1967) introduced as the daughter of police commissioner James Gordon.

Batgirl operates in Gotham City, allying herself with Batman and the original Robin, along with other masked vigilantes.  The character appeared regularly in Detective Comics, Bat Family, and several other books produced by DC until 1988. In Batgirl Special #1, she retires from crime-fighting. She subsequently appeared in the graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke where, in her civilian identity, she is shot by the Joker and left paraplegic. 

In the 1999 storyline "No Man's Land", the character known as Huntress, briefly assumes the role of Batgirl until she is stripped of the identity by Batman for violating his stringent codes.  Within the same storyline, the character Cassandra Cain is introduced. Cain is written as the daughter of assassins and takes the mantle of Batgirl under the guidance of Batman and Oracle.  In the storyline "One Year Later", she is established as a villain and head of the League Of Assassins.  After receiving harsh feedback from readership, she is later restored to her original conception. However, the character originally known as Spoiler and later Robin, succeeds her as Batgirl after Cassandra Cain abandons the role.

Filming is underway for the upcoming HBO Max Batgirl movie in Glasgow, Scotland. No release date has been set as of January 2022.

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BATGIRL Adds WHEN WE RISE & NEW AMSTERDAM Actress Ivory Aquino As Alysia Yeoh

BATGIRL Adds WHEN WE RISE & NEW AMSTERDAM Actress Ivory Aquino As Alysia Yeoh

After being spotted in set photos earlier this month, a new report has confirmed that Ivory Aquino (When We Rise; New Amsterdam) will be the actress portraying Alysia Yeoh in HBO Max's Batgirl.

BATGIRL Narrowly Escapes Firefly's Blaze In Exciting New Set Videos

BATGIRL Narrowly Escapes Firefly's Blaze In Exciting New Set Videos

We've already seen Batgirl deal with the aftermath of Firefly's attack, and these latest videos from the set show Leslie Grace's hero narrowly escaping the villain's blazing inferno.

BATGIRL Set Photos Provide Our Best Look Yet At Leslie Grace In-Costume

BATGIRL Set Photos Provide Our Best Look Yet At Leslie Grace In-Costume

Photos from the Glasgow set of the HBO Max Batgirl movie continue to be shared online, and this latest batch give us our best look yet at star Leslie Grace fully suited-up as Gotham's protector.

BATGIRL Suits-Up To Deal With Firefly Arson Attack In Explosive New Set Photos

BATGIRL Suits-Up To Deal With Firefly Arson Attack In Explosive New Set Photos

We recently got a first look at Brendan Fraser as Firefly on the set of Batgirl, and these latest photos show Leslie Grace in full costume as she attempts to deal with the aftermath of his arson attack.

BATGIRL Set Video May Reveal Which Character BAD BOYS FOR LIFE Actor Jacob Scipio Is Playing

BATGIRL Set Video May Reveal Which Character BAD BOYS FOR LIFE Actor Jacob Scipio Is Playing

The latest photos and video from the set of Batgirl may confirm the role Bad Boys for Life breakout Jacob Scipio will play, and it's someone Batman fans might be familiar with! Take a look...

BATGIRL Set Video Gives Us A First Look At Brendan Fraser As The Villainous Firefly

BATGIRL Set Video Gives Us A First Look At Brendan Fraser As The Villainous Firefly

Another video from the Glasgow set of Batgirl have found its way online, and this time we have a first glimpse of Brendan Fraser (Doom Patrol) filming a scene as the villainous Firefly (sans costume).

BATGIRL Set Photos & Video Give Us Another Look At Leslie Grace In Costume - With Goggles

BATGIRL Set Photos & Video Give Us Another Look At Leslie Grace In Costume - With Goggles

We finally have a look at Leslie Grace (or her stunt double) suited-up as Batgirl on the set of the HBO Max movie, but this outfit appears to be slightly different from the one in the official image.

BATGIRL Set Photos Feature Updated Batman Mural & Possible First Look At Alysia Yeoh

BATGIRL Set Photos Feature Updated Batman Mural & Possible First Look At Alysia Yeoh

Another batch of photos from the set of Batgirl have been shared online, giving us what appears to be our first look at Barbara Gordon's pal Alysia Yeoh, and an updated version of that Batman mural.

BATGIRL Co-Director Responds To The Negative Reaction To Leslie Grace's Costume Reveal

BATGIRL Co-Director Responds To The Negative Reaction To Leslie Grace's Costume Reveal

Batgirl star Leslie Grace shared a first official look at her take on Barbara Gordon in full costume last night, and co-director Adil El Arbi has now responded to the somewhat negative reaction.

BATGIRL: First Official Look At Leslie Grace In Full Costume Revealed!

BATGIRL: First Official Look At Leslie Grace In Full Costume Revealed!

We were anticipating a first look at Leslie Grace suited-up as Batgirl via set photos, but the actress has beaten the paparazzi to the punch by sharing an official shot to her Instagram page!